Newsletter Articles

PBC Pedaling Pilots
October 31, 2021

PBC joined with the Portland Marathon last month to provide lead cyclists for the full and half marathons.  My thanks to the following for their participation: Stacy Barbadillo Lynn Blanchard Adrienne Blasingame Jason Blasingame Jeff Cheng Mark Detrick Phil DeVol Corey Eng Bob Foley Scott McCollum Todd McCollum Dave… Read More

Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer
October 31, 2021

This tour was designed so that first-time bicycle campers can try loaded touring at minimal expense. If you want to try bicycle camping, here’s an inexpensive opportunity to experience some of the best scenery in North America, the Columbia River Gorge. Participants pay $20 with registration that covers the… Read More

Ride through Central Oregon in 2022
October 31, 2021

Explore Central Oregon on these three rides from Bend and Prineville over Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 29, and 30, 2022. Two of the rides start in Bend and explore forest, farm and ranch country west and north of Bend. The third ride travels out of Prineville on one of the… Read More

The Idaho Tour in 2022
October 31, 2021

We will be returning to northern Idaho July 24-28, 2022, to ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and the Route of the Hiawatha. Both trails are considered world class. This trip is four nights in motels. On Sunday, July 24, we drive to Wallace, about 430 miles, and stay… Read More

Book Review
October 31, 2021

Riding with Reindeer: A Bicycle Odyssey through Finland, Lapland, and Arctic Norway by Robert M. Goldstein (Rivendell Publishing Northwest, 2010, xiv, 337 pp.)   An escape plan so that he could live again In 2005, Robert Goldstein was fifty-one years old and in his sixth year of a… Read More

Bike Safety: Foiling Fall and Falling
September 30, 2021

  Fall’s here! Make sure that it’s the leaves that fall and not you. This is serious and I hate serious, so now you know how important I think it is to remind you that some roads will be collecting lots of falling stuff like leaves, evergreen needles, and oil… Read More

Your Club at Work
September 30, 2021

Ride Pace Rating Proposal Cindy Bernert-Coppola proposed changing the wording of PBC’s pace rating for club rides. She had heard complaints of confusion, particularly from newer riders, about a couple of the terms used. Although speeds were included, the terms “leisurely” and “moderate” seemed to puzzle some. The board agreed… Read More

Bike Safety: e-Bikes
August 31, 2021

I did not plan to buy an e-bike, but it seems like some of our leaders are getting them, group speeds have increased, and I don’t like being left at the end of the pack. Also, I am a year older. It is easy to justify not buying an… Read More